Vendor Strategy and Execution Partner
Alex Rochlitz has helped shape the outsourcing strategy and operations at some of the fortune 500's most notable brands. Now at Google he manages outsourcing strategy and execution for several key Google business areas. Alex currently serves as the Vice Chair of the GISC Steering Committee.
The success we've seen in tech with Impact Sourcing was so powerful it was clear to me the path we were on would change the way business is done in the future. At Google I am charged with developing our own Impact Sourcing program, which the GISC has been a critical resource for. Through my role with GISC, I hope to help spread Impact Sourcing across all business practices. The opportunities are limitless.”
Global Outsourcing Program Manager
Emily Alvarado is a member of Facebook’s Global Outsourcing team, responsible for pioneering industry-leading and sustainable scaled workforce solutions to drive the business forward. For the last 2.5 years, Emily has focused on outsourcing solutions and consulting for product development. Prior to that, she worked in vendor operations and vendor management roles at other bay-area tech companies, in the last-mile logistics and wearable technology spaces.
We’re involved in efforts to integrate social good with our commercial activities, via both direct action and affiliations with industry groups. We view Impact Sourcing as an important component of building a sustainable supply chain, and have seen success in the partnerships we have grown over the last 2+ years. I’ve witnessed how impact-focus strategies can create a win-win, for business and the communities in which we operate, which is truly inspiring. I hope to lead by example and encourage buyers and providers to integrate Impact Sourcing into their procurement practices.”
Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships
Heather is deeply passionate about leveraging the power of supply chains for good. She’s focused her career working at the intersection of technology and impact and is best known for developing and leading brand, go-to-market, partnership, and sustainability initiatives for start-ups and large, multinational organizations. As VP of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships at Samasource, she leads global marketing, strategic partnerships, and sustainability programs. A published author and noted public speaker, Heather studied Global Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development with a concentration in Marketing at the University of Pittsburgh and focused her thesis on the development of microlending systems that empowered women through sustainable agriculture programs in Senegal.
I believe in driving social and environmental benefit by leveraging the trillions of dollars of purchasing power captured in supply chains. Imagine if just a fraction of this spend was directed toward procuring environmental and socially preferable products and services! GISC provides a much-needed framework and gathering place for companies implementing impact sourcing and vendors, like Samasource, that are true impact sourcing partners. Samasource is a founding member of GISC and I’m excited to help scale Impact Sourcing as a member of the Steering Committee.”
Chief of Staff
Soo has spent 19 years leading teams in the high-tech industry, from software development to sales and business development. As part of the executive leadership team for SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass, Soo is a passionate ambassador in creating sustainable and transparent supply chain by leveraging technology and has helped hundreds of companies, including SAP, to achieve their corporate and sustainability goals.
I am a firm believer in aligning the values of both shareholders and societies to create long term, sustainable growth. We must all embrace the idea that doing good is also good for business and a competitive business strategy. Impact Sourcing is an empowering practice for any sourcing and procurement professionals to realize a more sustainable and reliable supplier base, while also acting as global corporate citizens to help achieve the UN SDG Goals.”
Rita Soni is a cross-sector advisor whose 26 years of work with General Electric, a Ford Foundation start-up, and as CEO of Nasscom Foundation, has been dedicated to bridging business and social good. Rita’s advisory mandate with B2R Technologies is to forge partnerships.
Bringing a strong understanding of the complex relationships, linkages and opportunities for partnerships, I am pleased to join the Steering Committee as a way of B2R Technologies continuing its history of supporting a platform bigger than themselves. We have a vision for the GISC’s strategic direction: scaling Impact Sourcing through ‘coopetition’ (cooperation among competitors).”
Vice President and Head of Global Alliances
Subhojit Roye is Vice President and Head of Global Alliances for Business Process Services at Tech Mahindra. He has over 25 years of experience building strategic partnerships that leverage technology and specialized services to generate business value for clients. He was part of the initial workshop conducted by The Rockefeller Foundation in 2013 that resulted in the inception of the GISC, and has remained passionate about Impact Sourcing ever since. Subhojit currently serves as the Chair of the GISC Steering Committee.
Humanity’s innate desire to rise is the driving purpose for the Mahindra Group, parent company of Tech Mahindra. Aligned to this “Rise for Good” mission, we focus on multiple constituencies including girls, youth, and farmers to support education, health and livelihood enhancement. As well as its CSR initiatives driven through the Tech Mahindra Foundation, Tech Mahindra is also fully committed to Impact Sourcing. We are a Charter Member of GISC and are in the process of exploring not just how to adopt standards for impact hiring internally, but also to take up the Global Impact Sourcing Challenge.”